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Student planners are a must-have for any school because they can give learners the freedom to plan, organise and keep track of their work to the best of their abilities and requirements.
These organisational tools can help young people set personal targets, focus on their work, enhance communication between teachers, students and parents – and ultimately, reduce stress.
Customised student planners are popular because schools can personalise them with content for their own pupils, and have the option to add relevant pages, covering areas such as rules, policies and safety procedures.
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Penstripe’s A5 student planner (which is also available as B5 and A6), is the essential school diary and contains lots of writing space, a choice of binding styles and a wide range of bespoke pages to choose from.
It can be crafted and created according to your own specific needs so that it reflects your school and gives the community ownership of it.
Quite apart from being able to brand your planners with your own school crest or badge, personalising them gives you a wonderful opportunity to advertise who you are in terms of your organisational culture, values, beliefs, expectations, goals, vision and pedagogy, so your school pride is always represented.
Penstripe also produces a Catholic Planner to reflect and reinforce the Catholic ethos in schools.
Of course, other companies offer a degree of personalisation, but Penstripe is unique in offering a specialised digital service so that you can edit your own student resources online, called MyPenstripe.
This is a game-changer because it means you can add and tweak content remotely without the huge inconvenience of sending changes back and forth via a PDF, which is laborious and time-consuming.
MyPenstripe is a joy to use because you are in the driving seat and can modify and style to your heart’s content. This is proper personalisation; you don’t have to keep playing email tennis every time you want to make a change.
Instead, the clever system does it for you and reorders pages accordingly. It’s also a collaborative tool for the whole staff to use and so makes joint planning a really simple and efficient process.
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When you invest in a planner, you invest in students and the school as a joined-up community especially when you can personalise them to correspond to your own context.
School-home communication improves – and research shows that this is a strong contributor to improved outcomes for young people.
Penstripe products are smart, high-quality resources that fuse good looks and functionality with professionalism, pride and a punchy purpose; so coordinating a planner isn’t a chore but instead, an opportunity to be creative and plan with passion and both hands on the wheel.
You are looking to transform the way you design student planners – turning them into dynamic tools for organisation and learning that can both increase productivity and reduce stress.
To find out more head to penstripe.co.uk, here.
Reviewed by John Dabell
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